Amaretto Cherries with Dumplings

“You can’t beat the combination of almond flavour with cherries. These light and fluffy dumplings are heavenly. Topped with the sauce and ice cream, it makes for a scrumptious dessert.” —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Amaretto Cherries with DumplingsPhoto: Taste of Home
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
6servings 15minutes 7-3/4hours
Servings Prep Time
6servings 15minutes
Cook Time
Portions: servings
Portions: servings
  1. Drain cherries, reserving 1/4 cup juice. Place cherries in a 3-qt. slow cooker.
  2. In a small bowl, mix sugar, cornstarch and salt; stir in reserved juice until smooth. Stir into cherries. Cook, covered, on high 7 hours. Drizzle amaretto over cherry mixture.
  3. For dumplings, in a small bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, lemon zest and salt. In another bowl, whisk milk and melted butter. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened.
  4. Drop by tablespoonfuls on top of hot cherry mixture. Cook, covered, 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in centre of dumplings comes out clean. If desired, serve warm with ice cream.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 369 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 242mg sodium, 71g carbohydrate (48g sugars, 2g fibre), 4g protein.